From Jason Beck:
Then there's the case of Fields, who likely would've been selected in the first couple of rounds if not for expectations that he'll follow through on his commitment to the University of Michigan. Now, he's seriously considering a contract offer from the Tigers to turn pro and join the organization with which his father worked for years, first as a player and then as a coach in Toledo and Detroit.
More from his blog last Friday.
The Tigers have until midnight tonight to sign him. From the blog, and from the e-buzz, it seems like this is a total toss-up at the moment. The Tigers offered him a contract and he was supposed to have talked to Dombrowski and made a decision over the weekend. Well, the weekend ended, and still no announced decision. Does that bode well for M?
The general consensus: Fields was a steal in the 6th round because people felt he was going to Michigan. I think the Tigers felt the opportunity to play near home might pry him away.